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Advising the President: A Simulated Cabinet Meeting
Students, as Cabinet members, "advise" the President on one current pressing problem or concern facing their department or post. They prepare an Action Plan with possible alternative courses of action that meets budget constraints.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
The President's Cabinet: Choosing the Right Person for the Job
Students examine the Federal Confirmation Process for filling cabinet members by completing a confirmation process flow chart. They research the process, and participate in a mock Confirmation Process.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History 8 Views 41 Downloads
A Hero Betrayed: The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Students analyze the career of Ulysses S. Grant. In this Grant presidency activity, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Grant's presidency. Students respond to discussion questions regarding the lecture and then participate in an activity.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
All the President's Men and Women
Students research responsibilities, programs and government departments of leaders that make up the presidential cabinet, in the form of a Web Exploration, after reading "Dueling Power Centers" from The New York Times.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 34 Downloads
The Life of a President
Young scholars examine the life of President Gerald R. Ford. After reading an article, they discuss his legacy. They collect articles written during his time in office and examine the key issues of his presidency. They write an article about how they feel legacies should be portrayed of a political figure.
6th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 61 Downloads
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Communicating with the President
Students examine the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy. They explore various websites, listen to a State of the Union address, and write a letter to the President of the United States.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 13 Views 73 Downloads
The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job
Students examine the roles and responsibilites of the president of the U.S. They identify and discuss the three branches of U.S. government, view and discuss a White House Photo essay online, and create a class book entitled, 'If I Were President.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 11 Views 57 Downloads
A President's Home and the President's House
Students identify specific examples demonstrating how present-day White House reflects duties, powers, and privileges of the office of President, and compare and contrast Thomas Jefferson's Monticello with the White House.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
A Very Big Branch
Through detailed secondary source reading material and an interactive "true/false" activity, learners discover the depth and complexity of the executive branch in the United States government. Topics covered include executive departments, law enforcement, and how executive agencies are enforced and regulated.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Presidential Election 2004: Five Presidents' Calls for War
Students examine five president's reasons for entering into a war. Using the text, they answer questions and discuss their answers with the class. They also examine President Bush's reasons for going to war in Iraq and how that compares with other president's decisions to go to war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 4 Downloads
New Review George Washington: A National Treasure
Take a closer look at the life and presidency of George Washington with this great set of lesson plans and worksheets. The resource includes a timeline of the president's life and multiple opportunities for primary source and image analysis.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The 7 "Hats" of the President
Learners explore the responsibilities of the President. In this U.S. government instructional activity, students examine the provided sources related to the President' s roles as Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Jurist, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, Chief Politician, and Commander in Chief.
11th - 12th Social Studies & History 15 Views 80 Downloads
President Gerald R. Ford
In this Gerald Ford worksheet, students read a 3 page excerpt on the life, career and death of President Gerald R. Ford. They then use the information they read to answer 8 multiple choice questions. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 61 Downloads